Monday, June 18, 2012

To Kate Spade, With Love.

This past weekend I visited my friend in Chicago. Although its just a quick trip down the interstate from Madison, its a completely different world down there. There's so much to see, eat, drink, do and shop - I was about ready to pack my bags and move down there...when the hard cold reality reminded me that I have to be at work on Monday. Boo!

I'll be back for you, Chicago.

We spent part of Saturday shopping on Michigan Avenue, and spent quite a bit of time in Nordstrom Rack. Just like with Outlet Mall shopping, it is important to ask yourself if you are buying something because you truly love it, or because "Its such a great deal!". I had spent 45 minutes shopping around without much luck when I found this Kate Spade purse. I had been looking for one just like it, especially after see Rachael's super cute teal one. I resisted buying at first, because although a $300+ purse for under $150 is an amazing deal, I wanted to make sure I loved it because of what it is, not because of what it costs. I put it back on the hook (read: hide it in a pile of socks)...went out to lunch...and then came back for it. I know I bought it because I loved it, not because I couldn't pass up such a great deal.
Cardigan: Banana Republic Outlet (similar)
Tank: Banana Republic Outlet
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Rocket Dog via DSW
Purse: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Watch: Fossil (similar)
Ring: Gift from my mom
Bracelets: Forever 21
Nails: Revlon Minted